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Sentar awarded DLA SBIR contract to protect against cyber threats

HUNTSVILLE — Sentar has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research contract by the Defense Logistics Agency, the Huntsville-based company announced.

The contract will enable Sentar to integrate cyber attack protection technology into Digital Twin architectures. This would, in turn, help enhance operational resiliency and protect against emerging cyber threats in operational technology systems.

Sentar is a women-owned small business specializing in advanced cyber intelligence solutions and technology. The work will be performed in Huntsville.

“We are honored to be selected by the Defense Logistics Agency for this important SBIR contract,” said Gary Mayes, Sentar’s senior director of Research and Development. “Integrating our cyber attack analysis and prediction technology into Digital Twin architectures will provide a new level of awareness and protection for operational technology systems, safeguarding them from malicious cyber actors and potential damage.”

Sentar will leverage its expertise in cybersecurity and innovative technologies to analyze, map, and predict cyber attacks against the Digital Twin of a small manufacturing system. according to a news release. By utilizing synthetic data on potential cyberattack vectors, Sentar aims to identify and counter cyberattacks at the intrusion detection layer before they can infiltrate the OT system.

This groundbreaking approach will enable DLA to defend against known and unknown vulnerabilities, ensuring the protection of critical network infrastructure, systems, and data, the news release said.


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